Ultimate frisbee (or ultimate disc) is a high energy, non-contact team sport. It combines elements of many different sports including soccer, basketball, and football. Ultimate is played on a rectangular shaped field with end zones shaped like football end zones. Each team consists of seven players. The disc is passed from teammate to teammate until somebody catches the disc in the end zone for a score.
The Valley of the Sun Ultimate Association (VOTS) organizes adult leagues (18 and up, ages 16-17 with parental waiver) with two primary goals in mind:
We play by USAU's 11th edition rules.
The Spring League will be run with two separate divisions:
A given team will play only once per week with about 70% of games on their given night but a few crossover games on the other night for their division. (ex. If Tues is your team's primary night, your crossover games will be on Thurs.)
Players may have the opportunity to play in both divisions. This is dependent on registration numbers.
All woman-matching players are encouraged to play in the Mixed Division if possible since the number of teams in that division will likely be limited by the number of woman-matching players registered.
Player's stated preference of divisions will be acted upon when possible. If you only want a certain division, say so.
VOTS 2021 Return to Play Agreement (Updated 6/3/21)
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In order to protect our fellow members and guests, as well as to satisfy requirements for field usage, the Valley of the Sun Ultimate Association (VOTS) has adopted rules and guidelines relating to COVID-19. Following these rules and guidelines is a requirement to participate in VOTS events. Failure to adhere to them is grounds for removal from VOTS events.
Absolutely not! We teach all new players basic throws as well as the rules and strategies of ultimate throughout the season. As a new player, you will be placed on a team with moderate to experienced players who will show you the ropes and teach you the game.
You will need to bring:
As per General League Policies:
No! All players sign up as individuals and will be drafted on to a team within their appropriate division.
A new player can sign up to be "baggage" with another player.
The concept of baggage is designed solely to introduce brand NEW PLAYERS to the sport by allowing them play on a team with someone they know. You will have the opportunity to list the person you are bagging with on the registration form. (One only, please.) Baggage is NOT intended to ensure that couples & carpoolers get to play together. If couples/carpoolers wish to play together, you will have the option to explain the situation on the registration form. Baggage approvals will be left to the discretion of the league director. While we try to accommodate preferences, we reserve the right to refuse baggage requests. Other options for couples/carpoolers: captain together or choose a same night as preference.
Initial player cap: 140 man-matching players, 80 woman-matching players. A wait list will be instituted *before* these caps are met to avoid over-filling the league.
The registration fee for each division is $25.
If you are interested in playing both divisions (there will be a question on the registration form), only pay for one division at sign-up. You'll be instructed to pay for a second if you're added to the other division's draft roster. Spring League will NOT include a shirt or discs.
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If you have already completed and submitted a registration form, but still need to complete payment, please, use the button below or on the Confirmation/Pay page. Note: Payment made without filling out the registration form will not count as a registration.
Update: As of 2/19/22, 16:00: All registrations will go to a Wait List. If you are interested in playing, please submit your information (there still may be spots on the draft roster), but do not pay until a VOTS representative has contacted you.
Payment for Spring League 2022 is: $25
Subject to change.